Ayurvedic and Other Antioxidant Mimics

Chapter
Part of the Oxidative Stress in Applied Basic Research and Clinical Practice book series (OXISTRESS)

Abstract

Antioxidants inhibit oxidation of other substances generally by removing potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism, thereby decreasing free radical-induced damage. Antioxidant supplements remain popular in spite of the fact that most of the recent scientific evidence has been unfavorable. In this chapter, we will objectively review the current status and future implications of some of the Ayurvedic and other herbal antioxidants. We also briefly discuss some of the challenges associated with this issue and how they could be overcome.

Keywords

Antioxidant Effect Ellagic Acid Ursolic Acid Rosmarinic Acid Antioxidant Supplement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Ayurvedic ConsultantMohaliIndia
  3. 3.Formerly at Ayurvedic CollegeChandigarhIndia

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